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Illinois House Of Representatives

Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free Speech

Opponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.

10/23/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Marriage Equality Advocates Pressure Lawmakers At State Capitol

In Springfield today, the beginning of the fall veto session, saw state lawmakers far outnumbered by those lobbying in support of one key issue before the legislature: marriage equality.

10/22/2013

Illinois House Of Representatives

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Flock To Springfield To Push For Vote

Supporters of gay marriage in Illinois say now is the time for lawmakers to give it the okay, and headed to Springfield by the busload on Tuesday to deliver their message, but it remained unclear if there were enough votes in the House to send same-sex marriage legislation to the governor.

10/22/2013

Supporters of same-sex marriage marched through the Loop Monday. (CBS)

Marriage Equality Debate Divides Opinion Among Black Christians

Going into tomorrow’s veto session, the votes are split with at least part of the balance of power in the Black Caucus, which powerful ministers are trying to influence with their public statements and paid commercials.

10/21/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters, Opponents To Rally In Springfield

Proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois passed the state Senate in February, but has stalled in the House.

10/15/2013

Danielle Cook and her partner Suzie Hutton, from Bloomington; and Patrick Bova and his partner James Darby, from Chicago, (left to right) celebrate after a judge ruled a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage can move forward. (Credit: CBS)

Judge: Lawsuit Seeking To End Same-Sex Marriage Ban May Proceed

Gay and lesbian couples fighting for the right to get marriage licenses hailed the ruling as another step toward marriage equality in their home state.

09/27/2013

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback officiates the wedding of a lesbian couple in Minneapolis, one of 46 same-sex couples to get married at Minneapolis City Hall on Aug. 1, 2013, the day same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. (Credit: CBS)

Minneapolis Mayor Urges Same-Sex Couples To Tie The Knot In Gopher State

The mayor of Minneapolis is making no bones about it, he wants same-sex couples to come to Minnesota to spend big bucks on weddings, since they can’t get married yet in Illinois.

09/05/2013

Pat Brady (Credit: CBS)

Ex-GOP Boss Brady To Lobby For Same-Sex Marriage

Former Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady, who was pushed out by party conservatives because of his vocal support for same-sex marriage, is writing his next chapter by tackling the same issue.

08/28/2013

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Gay Couples Tie The Knot At Market Days Fest To Support Same-Sex Marriage

The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago has been offering faux weddings for anyone who wants to stop by their tent at Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, and get fake-hitched.

08/11/2013

Cardinal George, left; Bill Daley (CBS)

Cardinal, Bill Daley At Odds Over Same-Sex Marriage

They’re fighting over whether the church is unfairly cutting off funds to immigrant groups because a coalition they belong to disagrees with the church on same-sex marriage. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/01/2013

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

George Defends Pulling Funding For Immigrant Group Over Same-Sex Marriage Stance

Accused of using immigrants as “pawns in a political battle” over same-sex marriage, Cardinal Francis George defended the decision to halt Catholic Church funding for immigrant rights groups that support gay marriage.

07/30/2013

Same Sex Marriage

Same-Sex Couples Seek Illinois Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

Attorneys representing more than two dozen same-sex couples say they plan to ask a Cook County judge for a quick ruling in favor of gay marriage in Illinois.

07/10/2013

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)

Tunney Wants Legislature To ‘Get Its Act Together’ On Gay Marriage

As the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened the door for California to resume same-sex marriages, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) called on the state legislature to “get its act together” and approve gay marriage in Illinois.

06/27/2013

Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C., after the court handed two key victories to same-sex couples. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Supporters Hail Dual Victories In Supreme Court

Gay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.

06/26/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel . (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel: Pride Parade Time To Reflect On Work Ahead For Same-Sex Marriage

As Chicago’s Pride Parade nears on Sunday, Mayor Emanuel says it will have added significance because the Illinois legislature failed to legalize same-sex marriage. reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/25/2013

Same Sex Marriage

Pride Fest Takes On Political Tone After Failure To Pass Same-Sex Marriage

If you’re attending this week’s pride festivities, you might notice a bit more of a political bent this year. WBBM’s Brandis Friedman was at pride fest on North Halsted today.

06/22/2013

The summit of Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. (Photo credit: TSHERING SHERPA/AFP/Getty Images)

Gay Chicago Man To Scale Mt. Everest For Same-Sex Marriage

A gay Chicagoan plans to take his fight to legalize same-sex marriage to new heights.

06/20/2013

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Gay Rights Activists Protest Outside House Speaker Madigan’s Office

About 40 gay rights activists were out in the rain Saturday, picketing in front of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s southwest side Chicago office, demanding a vote in the House on same-sex marriage, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/15/2013

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Online Petition Calls For Ban On Politicians In Chicago Gay Pride Parade

There’s a movement to bar Illinois politicians from the Pride Parade later this month.

06/03/2013

State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago (Credit: CBS)

Despite Pressure, Harris Not Bowing Out As Sponsor Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The state lawmaker who has served as chief sponsor of proposed same-sex marriage legislation said Sunday he has no intention of stepping aside as sponsor, despite pressure from prominent voices in the gay community over his decision not to call the issue to a vote last week.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

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